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#2837 - Friday, June 8, 2007 - Editor: Jerry Katz
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The following entries are from Petros' blog at http://ewakening.blogspot.com/
Actor Jeremy Irons says his work as an actor has enabled him to connect with the prisoners he wants to help as part of a program that encourages inmates to meditate and practice yoga.
The actor is involved in Freeing the Human Spirit, a program that helps prisoners deal with their anger and stay out of jail through the practice of yoga and meditation.
"When you're banged up in prison, as Paris Hilton will find out, I suppose, you're stuck in a cell on your own, a very negative experience," Irons says. "But if you can turn that cell into an ashram, if you can learn to meditate and do yoga, exercise your mind and exercise your body -- then it becomes a positive experience."
"As far as I am concerned, once and
for all, let me declare to the world: I am neither illuminated
nor enlightened. I am just a very ordinary, very simple man, with
no adjectives and no degrees. I have burned all my certificates.
Enlightened or unenlightened? I don't know what the difference
is. I am neither. I am light itself, neither enlightened nor
illuminated; I have left those words far far behind. I can see
them like dust, still stirring, far away on the path that I will
never travel again, just footprints in the sand."
-- Osho Rajneesh
"A man of knowledge chooses a path with heart and follows it; and then he looks and rejoices and laughs; and then he sees and knows. He knows that his life will be over altogether too soon; he knows that he, as well as everybody else, is not going anywhere; he knows, because he sees, that nothing is more important than anything else. In other words, a man of knowledge has no honor, no dignity, no family, no name, no country, but only life to be lived, and under these circumstances his only tie to his fellow men is his controlled folly." (Casteneda, from A Separate Reality)